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Oral history interview with Joseph Symon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.113 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0113

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Joseph Symon (né Steiger), born February 14, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary, describes growing up in Hungary before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war; the subsequent persecution of Jews; witnessing the deteriorating conditions in Hungary and the eventual German occupation; working in the fields in Jaszbereny, Hungary; being transferred to Chepol (possibly Csepel, aka XXI. Kerület) outside of Budapest; working at a Shell oil depot building bunkers; liberation; traveling to Israel after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1959.

Interviewee
Joseph Symon
Interviewer
Susan Koenig
Date
1990 September 01  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:01:20
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